2301-UT Allium porrum
110 days from transplant.
A French heirloom variety, named after the blue tinge in the leaves. A hardy variety that just might overwinter in Zone 3B gardens, although I tend to get them
into our soups before too much snow. Start leeks early (Feb./Mar.) and keep trimming the leaves to 4″-6″ to give them a sturdy start. Transplant into a 6″ trench to lengthen the white shank, hilling them up as they grow (Eliot Coleman makes holes with a dibbler and drops the seedlings in, allowing soil to naturally fill in the holes over the season).